More evidence unfolds in former FTC Principal Murder trial

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February 5, 2019

By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

Lead prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Eric A. Deen, has continued to lead more evidence in the on-going preliminary investigation involving the former Freetown Teacher’s College Principal, Dr. Sahr Fillie, who allegedly murdered his wife.

The 52 year-old is before Magistrate Santigie Ibrahim Sorie Bangura of Freetown Court No.1 on three count charges of murder, causing death by dangerous driving and carelessness, and inconsiderate driving contrary to the Road Offences Act of 2007.

 ASP Deen alleges that the accused on Sunday 28th October, 2018, at Furniture Junction, Allen Town, Eastern Freetown, due to careless driving, murdered his wife, Kadiatu Fillie.

Testifying before the court yesterday, the lead investigator in the matter, Detective Police Constable 9268, Joseph J. Thulley, said he knew the accused in the matter.

He  recalled on 7th November, 2018, when a case file of murder was transferred from Calaba Town Police Station to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)  headquarters, with the matter assigned to him for further investigation.

He said the matter was jointly investigated by the Criminal Investigation Departments and the Traffic Unit Department, adding that the remains of the deceased was later identified to him.

He said on the same day, a request for post Morten was prepared and given to Dr. Semion Owizz Koroma, the Government Consultant Pathologist, for autopsy to be done on the remains of the deceased.

He told the court that on 9th November, 2018, together with his colleagues, witnessed the post mortem examination  on the remains of the deceased, adding that on 12th November, they commenced interview with the accused.

He said on 15th November, 2018, the investigating team visited the scene of crime at Furniture Junction, Allen Town, East Part of Freetown, and Abu Bakarr Kargbo, an eyewitness was introduced to him at the crime scene.

He said Kargbo narrated the incident to the investigating team, adding that the accused also narrated the incident to the team of investigators.